Controlled tests show the fungus grows faster in the presence of high levels of radiation, and that the chemical route involved is melanin — the same chemical found in skin. Now the scientists want to know if our skin can also use radiation to produce energy. Are humans partially solar-powered?
In mice, the compound completely halts prion diseases — this is a cure, not a vaccine — but the side-effects are too serious, including a mild form of diabetes, to use on humans.
Modern schizophrenics imagine microchips in their heads, but previously they imagined secret radio transmitters, hidden movie projectors, magnets, and x-rays to be controlling them, and even earlier than that, they substituted supernatural forces like demons.
Among other results of a detailed, decade-long study comparing gay, lesbian, and heterosexual marriages. They also found that “lesbian bed death” really does happen, that gay couples are most likely to assign power based on how much they earn, and that in general, heterosexual women are the least happy in their marriages, since their marriages are less equal and they get the short end of the stick.
That’s higher than it’s been since the Pliocene, between 3 and 5 million years ago. In the Pliocene, sea levels were more than a hundred feet higher. (Question: if carbon dioxide levels are really 25% higher than they were in the 1950s, should we be seeing plants do especially well?)
Let’s just pause for a moment to appreciate the fact that a spaceship we launched in September of 1977 is not merely still around and functioning, but is actually sending back brand new information about the universe, previously unknown to science. Can we find the guys who built this and ask them if there’s anything else they’d like to build?
The mice not only lived longer, but stayed in better health for that time. Imagine a treatment that would add 20 years to your life: it’s not just possible, it’s here.